then take care of the bass as you use it for a bunch of years. It gets a little bit scratched but nothing horrible. Preamp works fine. Pots work fine. Rod works fine. Fret wear is minimum. It plays fine. Then you decide to sell it. The selling price is roughly half, give or take 5% plus minus. You guys ever think about the depreciation when selling or was that in your mind when you bought the bass? You're selling for quite a bit lower than you bought it. You guys ever think I'm taking a beating on this instrument or is it just a way of life. One man's used equipment on sale is another man's love of life? This isn't about crying over an equipment you should have kept but losing money on instruments. You guys ever think about this or is the next bass on your mind justifying the loss in money?